Xiangmei Dang, also known as “Meimei”, is about 20 years old—“about” because as an orphan her exact birth date is unknown and “Dang” because as an orphan she was named after the Communist Party (Dang in chinese).

“Meimei” has a better situation than most orphans: she is taken care of in the institution and lives a relatively good life. She loves to pose for the camera and to dance. Tiandan Dang, another orphan brought in at the same time, thinks of her as his sister. He dances with her, takes care of her, and protects her.